House Envy

Last night, I woke up around midnight. No kids were crying out for me; they were snoring soundly in their beds. Why had I woken up? The wind was howling outside, and then…I noticed a flipflipflipppp sound. A small section of the plastic Ed put up on the windows to help insulate our house had come loose, and was making this most annoying sound.

“Are you awake?” I whispered softly to Ed. No answer. I got up to see what I could do. The double-stick tape had peeled off, and wasn’t sticky anymore. I wanted to rip the whole thing off, but didn’t want to wake anyone. I tucked the offending piece of plastic in, and went back to bed. That stopped the flipipipip. Just as I was about to fall back into dreamland, the wind blew hard. FLIPIPIPIPPPP!! ARGH! I tried to tune it out, and went back to sleep. We just can’t afford new windows right now, and the plastic will have to do until spring. Then…watch out! Let ‘er rip!

My neighbor was over the other day, and I was talking about a beautiful house I had just been to for a playdate. So then we began comparing our houses. I love her kitchen cabinets (they are not falling apart) and her gas fireplace. (No matter what he tries, Ed smokes us out when he starts a fire in our fireplace. We have learned to get the fire going BEFORE company comes over.) Even though our houses are about the same age, her house has been redecorated beautifully. She loves our bay window, which really opens up our living room. We also have bedrooms on the top level; the bedrooms in her house are on the same level as the kitchen and dining room, so she’s afraid she’ll make too much noise the kitchen while her baby is sleeping. I want a laundry room on the main level, she wants bigger rooms. *sigh* The grass is always greener on the other side. Talking with her made me appreciate what I do have, though.

Speaking of grass, we both love our backyards. Their yard faces a field behind a school, and although we have a backyard neighbor, they live on a cul-de-sac. Their house is over to the side, and we just see their beautiful big yard behind our yard.

We also have a nice breakfast nook in our kitchen. We spend a lot of time in our kitchen, crummy cabinets and all. Someday, though….

What would you change about your house? What do you love about your house? Tell me; I want to know!

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